About Us

Cathy Nagel

Pilates Teacher
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Cathy discovered Pilates in 2006 along with her husband. She found Pilates to be exactly what her body needed. Having some chronic musculoskeletal and alignment issues, Pilates is the only form of exercise that helped Cathy feel her best.

Cathy has since completed the Body Harmonics Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program on all apparatus, and has been actively pursuing additional training in Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics. She has discovered that she has a passion for helping other people find ways to move their bodies in a way that is safe and healing.

In addition to her Pilates credentials, Cathy also has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from CSU Long Beach, and has been a medical social worker most recently. As a mother of a young boy, she feels like she needed more balance in her life and her passion for Pilates offers just that.


  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates Mat & Reformer
  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates Cadillac, Chair, Springboard & Barrels

Additional Training

  • BODY HARMONICS Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical Functional Link
  • BODY HARMONICS Gait Analysis
  • BODY HARMONICS Postural Analysis
  • BODY HARMONICS Movement & Exercise for Pregnancy - Pre/Post-Natal
  • BODY HARMONICS Osteopenia, Osteoporosis & Orthopedic Health
  • BODY HARMONICS Anatomy in Motion
  • BODY HARMONICS Core Integrity
  • BODY HARMONICS Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics: Spine
  • BODY HARMONICS Cervical Spine Mechanics & Protocols
  • BODY HARMONICS Mighty & Mysterious Psoas
  • BODY HARMONICS Conscious Touch
  • BODY HARMONICS Neurophysiology of Pilates 101
  • BODY HARMONICS Vertical Pilates Intensive
  • BODY HARMONICS Breathing Mechanics & Protocols
  • BODY HARMONICS Client Assessment Protocols

ReActive Practitioners have extensive training and experience working with many structural and functional conditions, including...

  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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